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I have some 10in subs with a mono channel 800watts piooner amp. My inline fuse keeps overheating causing my system to go off. Fuse is not blown tho, its just super hot and i dont know why. I did the formula for the fuse amperage but still keeps shuting off. 800x12v=66.66666

Ps. If i change the fuse system is turns back on so i know its not my amp overheating. If i dont use the inline fuse box amd wire it straight up it wont turn off.

What do you think dso friends?
 

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What gauge wire are you using and what amp fuse?
 

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I do not know which gauge is it but its not that thick. 65amp fuse
 

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The gauge wire was already there when i got the car so i guess the previous owner had a system. I do not know if he had this problem tho. I bought the inline fuse. Ima have to change that wire then

And what is the rms watt rating of the amp and your givin ohm load.
Let me check the amp
 

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Pretty thin meaning? If its less than 4ga wire, 65 amps is too much current. You should not be running anything over 50 amps of current through 8 gauge wire. I also don't mean the total wire thickness including the shielding or covering. Many companies these days lie their asses off about wire size. Like a walmart amp kit. It might say 4ga wire but its all plastic with nothing more than a small 6ga or 8ga of actual wire in it.

The best bang for your buck wire to use is welding lead cable. It's pure copper and runs a bit on the thick side of actual gauge size and most have a very high strand count (stand count is key with dc power). Don't worry about it not being "oxygen free" it will work just fine. As long as you keep the ends clean and seal up any exposed connections it works awesome for the money.
 

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Pretty thin meaning? If its less than 4ga wire, 65 amps is too much current. You should not be running anything over 50 amps of current through 8 gauge wire. I also don't mean the total wire thickness including the shielding or covering. Many companies these days lie their asses off about wire size. Like a walmart amp kit. It might say 4ga wire but its all plastic with nothing more than a small 6ga or 8ga of actual wire in it.

The best bang for your buck wire to use is welding lead cable. It's pure copper and runs a bit on the thick side of actual gauge size and most have a very high strand count (stand count is key with dc power). Don't worry about it not being "oxygen free" it will work just fine. As long as you keep the ends clean and seal up any exposed connections it works awesome for the money.
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I have used the 50 too, they didnt blow either
 

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Get proper sized wire or your cars gonna be a melted POS on the the side if the road!

I've never ran less than 2ga on all my installs.
It's better to be to big, than too small :)
 

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pictures of install, ground wire size, power wire size! you probley got some back yard 12ga kit special.
 

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Get proper sized wire or your cars gonna be a melted POS on the the side if the road!

I've never ran less than 2ga on all my installs.
It's better to be to big, than too small :)
Yeah, like i always say, go big or go home

pictures of install, ground wire size, power wire size! you probley got some back yard 12ga kit special.
It came on the car when i bought it, thanks will do

The wire gauge seems not as thick, ima change it tomorrow when i go to the audio shop.
 
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